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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By Harley Thor
From the Dpreview Nikon forum, users of the...

From the Dpreview Nikon forum, users of the Tamron 35mm SP f1.8 show their pics

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56584974

very favorable comments from owners.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 11-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,068
Posted By Harley Thor
Tamron SP 35mm f1.8 Di Vc USD Tests and Reviews

Here are a bunch of things for you to look at most are super detailed, many are engineer bench tested by serious people.

Youtube review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y16e1CHkt0

Lenstip...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2,153
Posted By Harley Thor
Sony A7r II Autofocus test with FE, A-mount and EF-mount lenses

From the Dpreview forum something I posted that I want you to look at

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3917991#forum-post-56693299
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,668
Posted By Harley Thor
The 35mm f1.8 got a great review on Lenstip. ...

The 35mm f1.8 got a great review on Lenstip. Less vignetting than Sigma art, had IS which Sigma doesn't have, focuses to 0.2 meters, and its a half pound lighter and more compact than the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 4,535
Posted By Harley Thor
I just was texted a few links to look...

I just was texted a few links to look at

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1392833

The Kolari thin stack mod makes many Leica lenses perform as well in the corners on the a7II as they do on...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 4,535
Posted By Harley Thor
Cheaper alternative to A7rII, the Kolari mod on A7II

How does the A7II with the Kolari sensor mod work with these lenses

Heliar 15mm ver 2
CV 21mm f4
CV 21mm f1.8
ZM 25mm f2.8
Contax G 28mm f2.8
Leica 35mm f2
Contax G 45mm f2
Konica 50mm f2
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
Some rumors are that its possible for Sony to...

Some rumors are that its possible for Sony to have FW to add 14 bit RAW and Olympus like sensor shift high rez doubling.

That would help the A7sII a lot with people who are seeing that new model as...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 6,078
Posted By Harley Thor
I understand the the A7rII is very good with RF...

I understand the the A7rII is very good with RF lenses, but this post is talking about older cameras that weren't as good as the now discontinued A7s.

I know all these cameras can be helped with the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-30-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
I have listed 4 lenses that could get decent AF...

I have listed 4 lenses that could get decent AF results with the A7Rii because of the addition of PDAF and all the time eye detection focus. I think I will wait for someone's feedback with the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-30-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
Actually I have both CV 21/ f4 and the new f1.8...

Actually I have both CV 21/ f4 and the new f1.8 version.


I have been reading a lot of the tests and owners of the A7r2 reviews and have been impressed that the new 42mp BSI sensor almost clear...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
Has anyone had a A7s modded with Kolari Mod? ...

Has anyone had a A7s modded with Kolari Mod? what was the resultant change in images.

Does the Kolari mod have a negative effect on FE native lenses
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
My list of lenses doesn't include the Leica 28mm,...

My list of lenses doesn't include the Leica 28mm, I have the Contax G 28mm, and I use the much cheaper Heliar 15mm ver II.

So even though you have different lenses can you tell us if you have used...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
If you know the how the new A7r II with these...

If you know the how the new A7r II with these lenses, is it, better, worse or the same with the wide angle lenses I listed above?

Which camera body is best for what lenses I have?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-27-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Harley Thor
With use for M lenses A7s or A7r II

The new A7s II will be using the same basic sensor as A7s. The new A7rII
has a BSI based sensor, supposed to clear up color shift and be good with
RF lenses like M mount, contax G.

Which would be...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By Harley Thor
How would one be notified of a A7s current model...

How would one be notified of a A7s current model price drop.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By Harley Thor
My view is they improved the video to 4k which I...

My view is they improved the video to 4k which I don't need, added 5 axis IS, which with a camera that is great to iso 12,800 isn't needed because you can set the shutter speed very high.

My...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By Harley Thor
A7sII announced, full specs

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/full-sony-a7s-specs/
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,863
Posted By Harley Thor
I don't know if the extra 12mp is worth the extra...

I don't know if the extra 12mp is worth the extra $500 since you only
can see the difference if your using a tripod and blowing up your prints
to poster size. Even at that a fractal software can up...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,863
Posted By Harley Thor
I have Leica M gear and 6 lenses, and lots of...

I have Leica M gear and 6 lenses, and lots of people who could never afford a Leica digital, or like me didn't think their IQ was
commensurate with their grossly inflated prices would love to find a...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,918
Posted By Harley Thor
Fotodiox guarantees infinity focus, and has a...

Fotodiox guarantees infinity focus, and has a tripod foot that I feel is useful if you want to use a longer lens or panorama mode on a tripod while panning. The tripod foot takes the strain off the...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By Harley Thor
The lens got a fine review on photozone.de, where...

The lens got a fine review on photozone.de, where they actually measure lens performance. Its a very useful range equivalent to 12-24mm efv.

10mm is so wide that its a challenge to use it wisely, I...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By Harley Thor
Nex 5n with Sigma 8-16mm , any feedback

Since even a 16mm isn't really wide at a 24mm efv, I thought this lens might be useful from 10mm up, its smaller that some other UW zooms that are faster wide open. With the Nex 5n low light...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-31-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 21,685
Posted By Harley Thor
I just got done ordering the Canon FDn 200mm...

I just got done ordering the Canon FDn 200mm F/4.0

I didn't see your MD recommendation, but, I investigated both the Nikkor and Zuiko OM lenses of the same speed and focal length

The Canon FDn is...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-30-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 21,685
Posted By Harley Thor
Anyone have a recommendation for a 200mm prime...

Anyone have a recommendation for a 200mm prime that is compact and sharp?

I know Nikon and Oly made several that were FF and quite compact in their day. Does anyone have first hand experience using...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Harley Thor
I saw this post on Dpreview , the proceedure...

I saw this post on Dpreview , the proceedure apparently works for EF Canon lenses. Its a bit of a work around but...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1042&message=40434744

Cleaver...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Harley Thor
A couple other questions

Since we are talking about manual lenses, if your lens is auto wide open and stops down normally when exposed, how does sony know the aperture you set to correctly meter the exposure? Do you have to...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,162
Posted By Harley Thor
I saw those posts on the 5n being much better...

I saw those posts on the 5n being much better than the Nex 7 but they were early samples, I wonder if now that the camera is in more hands if someone with both cameras can compare them side by...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,852
Posted By Harley Thor
Nex 5n EVF Sony can't keep up with orders

I have a FDA-EV1S on order since November. Sony has given the dealer 2 dates for delivery, now I contacted Sony directly and they show that the EVF will have its next USA shipment in mid...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Harley Thor
Need recommendations on menu settings

Please give some advise on these menu settings for use with manual only lenses

AF/MF select which is better DMF or Manual Focus

MF Assist does this work well if enabled

Release without lens, ...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,947
Posted By Harley Thor
Best menu settings for manual lens usage

There are so many settings on the Nex 5n that pertain to manual camera usage. Even the Busch guide did not cover using legacy manual lens much

I would like some help selecting the menu settings for...
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